Looking for a wine brand with endless wine options? Beringer has you covered.
Since its start in 1868, the Beringer brand has grown immensely and built a delicious portfolio of wine to choose from. They have red wine. They have white wine. They even have Rosé and Sangria.
The options are never-ending. But before you choose, let's learn about Beringer's start, its sustainability pledge, the wines they offer, and which food pairings go best with which wine.
The History Behind Beringer Wine
Let's move back to the 1800s when the Beringer story starts. It's 1868 and Jacob Beringer decides to make a big move from Germany over to the States. He lands in New York, but after hearing all about Napa Valley, he can't resist making another move. By 1869, Beringer finds himself in Napa Valley, working for Charles Krug, a big-name winemaker in the industry.
By 1875, Jacob and his brother Frederick Beringer saved enough money to purchase 215 acres right by Krug's property. And so, the Beringer estate was born, and the Beringer Winery would become a Historic Landmark less than ten years later.
Beringer Wine did incredibly well early on. They've won #1 Wine of the Year multiple times for both a red and white wine, which is unheard of.
After the death of Jacob Beringer, his children took over the winery. Around the time of prohibition, while most wineries closed down, the Beringer Winery remained open for "religious purposes."
The success of the Beringer brand continues beyond there. In 1934, the Beringer Winery became the most visited winery.
The Beringer Vineyards sit on a large portion of land with quite a diverse portfolio. Some AVAs include the St. Helena AVA, the Howell Mountain AVA, and the Knights Valley AVA. There are more than a handful of others as well. Each AVA is specific to producing certain varietals depending on aspects like climate, terrain, and soil.
Beringer Values Sustainability
The Beringer brand values sustainability. All of the Beringer vineyards are certified sustainable. Many measures are taken to ensure Beringer's practices are eco-friendly, including minimizing water usage and reducing soil erosion and evaporation.
Since 2007, the Beringer Winery has reduced energy consumption by 30%. They've gone solar. In fact, it's the largest winery solar installation in the state of California. They're certified by several different programs, including:
Napa Green Winery
Napa Green Certified Land Programs
California Sustainability Winegrowing Program
Fish Friendly Farming
Whether you're looking for white, red, or even a rosé, Beringer has something of you. Beringer has such an extraordinary range of wines.
Many of the Beringer wines are 90+ Point Wines. Wines that achieve a 90+ point ranking means the wine is extraordinary. Publications like Wine Spectator, Wine Advocate, and Wine Enthusiast publish the wine rankings. Here are a couple of honorable mentions.
First up, we have the Beringer Knights Valley Cabernet 2019. This bottle is unique. It received a James Suckling Review of 94 Points. This bottle comes from the Knights Valley Vineyards. It's been part of the Beringer Vineyards since the 1960s and makes outstanding Cabernet Sauvignon. With soft, round tannins and the aroma of dark berries, fig, and ripe black cherry, along with the subtle hints of lavender, wild sage, and baking spice, the Beringer Knights Valley Cabernet is smooth and lively with bright acidity. A must-try!
Looking for a Chardonnay? Next, we have the Beringer Private Reserve Napa Chardonnay 2019. Rated a 95 by James Suckling, this Beringer Chardonnay is solid. It's lively and crisp while being balanced with good structure. The honeysuckle aromas are truly extraordinary, with an array of different tasting notes, like tropical fruity flavors, citrus flavors, and lemon curd. It's a vibrant experience.
There's so much more where that came from. Check out the Beringer Founders Estate Merlot and the Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet to dive deeper into the Beringer wine collection. Whether you're looking for refreshing sangria, tequila barrel-aged wine, or a White Zinfandel with notes of fresh melon, Beringer has something for you!
Your wine is just as important as what you're having for dinner. Here are a few exceptional Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings to get you prepped for dinner in no time.
What to pair with your Chardonnay
If you're breaking out the Beringer Private Reserve Napa Chardonnay 2019 I mentioned above, I have some delicious options to pair it with. Chardonnay pairs well with anything from a creamy pasta dish to a fresh lobster. Sushi, chicken, and scallops are also excellent pairings.
Don't stop there, though. Chardonnay also goes well with an array of different desserts. Get the Chardonnay out for white chocolate, fruit tarts, or shortbread.
what to pair with your Cabernet Sauvignon
If you want to pair your dinner with Cabernet Sauvignon, you can't go wrong with a filet mignon. But if you're not looking to pair it with something so heavy, bust out the charcuterie boards and pair your Cab with an assortment of different meats, cheeses, and crackers.
Want to enjoy your Cab with some dessert? I've got you covered. Whereas your Chardonnay works great with white chocolate, you're going to want the complete opposite for your Cab. Cabernet is for dark chocolate. If you're not a fan of chocolate, pair it with a nice, creamy cheesecake or an assortment of macarons.